Dublin City Archaeological Archive/Iveagh Markets, Francis Street, Dublin 8 (03E1816)

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDublin City Archaeological Archive/Iveagh Markets, Francis Street, Dublin 8 (03E1816)
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/DCAA/01/21
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-city-archaeological-archiveiveagh-markets-francis-street-dublin-8
Creation Dates2003
Extent Medium1 box, 1 outsize folder


Creator(s): Margaret Gowen and Company

  • Administrative History ↴

    Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd., Rath House, Ferndale Road, Rathmichael, Co. Dublin, is a professional archaeological company founded in the early 1980s. The company has carried out a number of archaeological excavations and development-led investigations arising from the requirements of development control and planning process, in line with legal provisions of the Planning and Development Acts (2000) and the National Monuments Acts (1930-2004) and Amendments Acts. The Iveagh Markets Collection is one of many site archives that have been generated through these development-led excavations. Iveagh Markets is situated on the site of the medieval Fair Green, between Lamb Alley and Francis Street. The final phase of excavation was carried out in 2003 (Excavation Licence: 03E1816) and was confined to an area approximately located at the south-west corner of the Dry Market, which had previously been excavated to post-medieval level by Franc Myles in 1999. The excavation took place over four weeks, within an area which corresponded with Building I (i, iii) and Building J (i, ii) of the previous excavation. Two distinct phases of archaeological deposition, datable to the medieval and post-medieval periods, were identified. The medieval phase was characterised by a series of intercutting pits. Confined to the western quadrant of the excavation, these pits were cut into natural subsoil and were immediately overlain by post-medieval Building I (iii). A range of medieval pottery, including Saintonge ware, was recovered from these features. The post-medieval phase was characterised by a series of pits and two buildings (previously recorded as I and J) with associated deposits and drains. The results of this phase correlated with those of the earlier work and showed the post-medieval phase to directly overlie the medieval phase in the south-western corner of the site, implying that the area was either open (yard, back garden) or that a level of site clearance had taken place prior to the construction of the 17th-century phase of building.
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred by Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd. To Dublin City Archives, 18 September 2009
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Margaret Gowen and Company ↴

    This collection contains archaeological excavation records from the site Iveagh Markets, Francis Street, Dublin 8, by Christine Baker. Includes: registers, feature and masonry sheets, artefact conservation records, reports, administrative material, photographs, plans and drawings.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Collection processed and box lists created by Niamh Collins. Arranged according to document type.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to view by public who apply for research card in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room, 138-144 Pearse street, Dublin 2.
Conditions Governing ReproductionThe terms of the Copyright and Related Acts (2000) allows DCLA to provide photocopies of material for research purposes only. Publication by written permission from Margaret Gowen and Company only.
Creation Dates2003
Extent Medium1 box, 1 outsize folder
Finding Aids Box list available on DCAA Database in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNiamh Collins
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40472